Ria-Maria Adams

Dr., B.A. MA


Research activity per year

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Research interests

Youth Wellbeing, Arctic Youth, Arctic Lifestyle Migrants, Anthropology, Rural Regions, Northern Finland, Shrinking Towns


Arctic Frontiers of Sustainability (Arctic FROST), Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), Working Group Arctic and Subartic Vienna, Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI)


VO Climate Change through the Lens of an Inter- and Transdisciplinary Project: "Climate Walk", BA course with Martin Thalhammer

Qualtitative Methods Seminar, MA course together with Peter Schweitzer

Fieldpractice Seminar, MA course together with Alexandra Mayer und Peter Schweitzer

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ph.D., The Quest of a Good Life: Wellbeing of Young People in Finnish Lapland , Universität Wien

Oct 2018Feb 2024

Award Date: 27 Feb 2024

Social and Cultural Anthropology, MA, Universität Wien

Sep 2014Feb 2017

Cultural and Social Anthropology, BA, Universität Wien

Sep 2011Aug 2014

External positions

Guest Researcher, Aalto University

1 Jan 202131 Oct 2022

Guest Researcher, University of Lapland

1 Aug 2018 → …

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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